March 2, 2020

The Kentucky Meat Shower: The Day It Rained Meat | 178

The Kentucky Meat Shower: The Day It Rained Meat | 178

Weird things happen in Kentucky…chili buns…distilleries in dry counties…Johnny Depp. But perhaps the strangest was the day it rained meat on a rural farmstead. The event, now known as the Kentucky Meat Shower, is not only 100% real, it’s also yet to be fully explained. What would cause the heavens to open and drop a meaty monsoon on an unsuspecting farmer’s wife? We grab our umbrellas (and grills) and dive in to the Kentucky Meat Shower this week. Plus, Joe Peck returns to the show (it was unexpected), Kyle gets buggy again (less unexpected), and Conspiracy Bot has a new song (we wish we hadn’t expected it). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never been in a shower of meat, but one can dream – Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books / Journals
The United States of Absurdity: Untold Stories from American History Hardcover | Dave Anthony
The Kentucky Shower of Flesh. The American Journal of Microscopy. 1 Apr. 1876, Volume 1, Number 5: 54.

Videos
Kentucky Meat Shower - The Day It Rained Mystery Meat - https://youtu.be/RzEgroTosck
The Kentucky Meat Shower - https://youtu.be/ue1wmiPvA3E
The Time It Rained Meat – Today I Found Out - https://youtu.be/2Kgr5dGgTFw
What is KENTUCKY MEAT SHOWER? - https://youtu.be/hZ1QV9ECUP8

Websites
Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentucky_meat_shower
All That’s Interesting - https://allthatsinteresting.com/kentucky-meat-shower
Scientific American – https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/the-great-kentucky-meat-shower-mystery-unwound-by-projectile-vulture-vomit/
Vice - https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/kzkmgw/the-mystery-of-the-kentucky-meat-shower
Atlas Obscura - https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/kentucky-meat-shower
URBO - https://www.urbo.com/content/the-mystery-of-the-kentucky-meat-shower-is-still-haunting-people-to-this-day/
Kentucky.com - https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/education/article44615769.html

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